On the 6th and 7th of February 2018, Scania shared how they lead the shift towards sustainable transportation at the recent Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit (SSEABS) held in Kuala Lumpur. Scania was one of the main sponsors of SSEABS with Sustainability as a theme. Hosted by H.E. Mr. Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, Ambassador of Sweden to Malaysia and honoured by the presence of Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed, Minister for International Trade and Industry and Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden; SSEABS was organised by the Embassy of Sweden in cooperation with Business Sweden.
Erik Ljungberg, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Relations, Scania groip was a panel speaker in a discussion on “Creating a Sustainability Mindset.” Scania also led two Industry Talk Day sessions in Day Two under the theme of “A Sustainable Mindset – Key Driver for Future Growth.” The topics of “Future City Transport Solutions” and “Circular Economy – Waste to Wealth” was graced with guest speakers Alexander Mastrovito, Head of Sustainable Transport Solutions, Scania Asia & Oceania and David Lantz, Sustainability Manager, Scania Southeast Asia.
“The future of transport will be increasingly sustainable, automatised and digitalised and we are investing heavily in these areas. But no one knows exactly what the future will look like. Business models will change and value will be created in a different way than today,” said Mr. Ljungberg. He added, “The transportation industry is undergoing rapid changes right now. We are approaching a tipping point where the convergence of technology and business models will accelerate the change and where the demand of sustainable transport solutions will take off and become the new normal.”
There are no silver bullet solutions – the road ahead cannot focus on a single technology or a single fuel. We have to make the transport value chain more efficient, which is why Scania focuses on three areas in order to capture the benefits of a holistic approach:
- Energy efficiency
- Alternative fuels & Electrification
- Smart and safe transport
To deliver a sustainable transport system all three must be combined.
The future of transport will be driven by coalitions of organisations, cities and nations that will show the way and to take out the risk for our customers. Scania’s continues to experience the common denominator for all successful cases – widening the scope and start-up joint co-operations with all involved parties: the transport buyers, the transporters, us and the fuel and infrastructure suppliers.
“Most importantly we are bringing with us our close customer relationships and the trust they continuously give us to support them to reach their business goals, today and tomorrow,” concluded Mr. Ljungberg.
The Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit 2018 was a follow-up to the inaugural business summit that took place in 2016. This business summit was jointly hosted by Team Sweden in Malaysia, which includes the Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden and the Malaysian Swedish Business Association (MASBA) and had participation from Swedish companies across business sectors ranging from service to manufacturing and retail that are present in Southeast Asia, from the large multinational companies to small and medium sized enterprises.